FIRST REVIEW

 

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It’s always a bit nerve wracking on publication day when the book you’ve spent a year writing is suddenly released into the big wide world. The girl from the corner shop is on her own now and I hope she does well. The first review from book blogger Grace  is lovely and I’m so glad she enjoyed it.

“This is a well-written tale of life in Manchester during WWII. The hard life endured, especially by women and children, is all between the pages and the pioneering spirit shines through. With a great variety of characters and some skilful writing, it’s a very easy read and packed with detail. Several interweaving stories all twist together beautifully to make a very endearing read with, along with grief and sadness, a bit of mystery and a bit of romance. By the final page, all the loose ends are neatly tied off – my much preferred ending! An excellent wartime saga and well worth reading. For me, this is a five star novel.

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PUBLICATION DAY!!

Corner HB gracesAt last “THE GIRL FROM THE CORNER SHOP” has stepped into the limelight to tell her story. Set in WW2 Manchester, a young widow battling grief and despair, resolves to escape her domineering mother and rebuild her shattered world. She joins the police force working with evacuees, the destitute, the vulnerable, and finds a renewed sense of purpose. But there’s still something missing in her heart. Can she find the courage to change her life and accept love and happiness? Amazon link: https://amzn.to/2FeDe3g

Lovely 5 ***** review from https://gracejreviewerlady.net

This is a well-written tale of life in Manchester during WWII. The hard life endured, especially by women and children, is all between the pages and the pioneering spirit shines through. With a great variety of characters and some skilful writing, it’s a very easy read and packed with detail. Several interweaving stories all twist together beautifully to make a very endearing read with, along with grief and sadness, a bit of mystery and a bit of romance. By the final page, all the loose ends are neatly tied off – my much preferred ending! An excellent wartime saga and well worth reading. For me, this is a five star novel.

 

 

Not Long Now!

My new WWII gritty Manchester saga will be published as an ebook and hardback on 11 July and you can pre-order it right now. https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07H97TC7D/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0

Pre-order now WW2 Manchester: Newlyweds Helen and Jim Harrison have big plans – to leave the family shop where Helen works and set up home together. But when Jim is tragically killed in an air raid, Helen is heartbroken, her life in ruins.
Battling grief and despair, Helen resolves to escape her domineering mother and rebuild her shattered world. Wartime Manchester is a dangerous place, besieged by crime and poverty. So when Helen joins the Women’s Auxiliary Police Corps, working with evacuees, the destitute and the vulnerable, she finds a renewed sense of purpose. She’s come a long way from her place behind the counter in the corner shop.
But there’s still something missing in her heart. Is Helen able to accept love and happiness and find the courage to change her life?

PUBLICATION DAY

I’m delighted that my new novel ‘The Girl in the Pink Raincoat  is published today. It’s a family saga set in WW2 Manchester full of drama, romance, betrayal and heart-stopping moments. 

You can read the opening chapter at http://www.myreadingcorner.com

Read another chapter at http://www.bookaddictrambles.com

Read a review at http://www.sibzzreads.com

Enter a competition to win a beautiful hardback copy  at http://www.rachelbustin.com

Another extract to read on Ali’s book blog http://www.cancersuckscouk.ipage.com/blogtour-extract-the-girl-in-the-pink-raincoat-by-alrenehughes-hoz_books/

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BLOG TOUR

Well here’s a new experience – I’m going on a Blog tour! Lots of lovely Book Bloggers are helping ‘THE GIRL IN THE PINK RAINCOAT’ into the world by reviewing the book, giving away copies, or even interviewing me. Exciting 💖😊 First up you can read the opening pages on Karen’s blog ‘My Reading Corner’ just click on this link.  http://www.myreadingcorner.co.uk